Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ph.D. ‘08 in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, MIT
Timothy Lu will join EECS in September 2010 as an assistant professor and will be a member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). He earned SB and MEng degrees in EECS at MIT in 2003, and a PhD in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from MIT in 2008. He is currently completing his MD degree in the Harvard/MIT HST program. In addition to other awards, Dr. Lu is the Lemelson-MIT student prize winner in 2008. In his PhD work with James Collins at BU/HHMI, Tim built and modeled artificial memory systems and counters in bacteria, and developed methods for delivering synthetically engineered bacteriophage to infection sites. His research focus is the development of synthetic-biology based solutions for pressing medical and industrial problems, using concepts from electronic circuits and systems design. His current focus is inventing effective treatments for infectious diseases and cancer using synthetic biology.